Monday, October 15, 2007

I finally had time to bust my Wii out of its box last night and played for about 4 hours straight with my friend, Jon, with a short break for food and to run out and buy a 2nd controller. The only game I have right now is the sports pack that comes with the console. It includes bowling, boxing, tennis, golf and baseball. We tried out bowling, boxing and tennis last night. I have to admit, the boxing is quite a work out and before long I was covered in sweat and my arms were shaky (they're actually sore today). The tennis was fun and also quite a work out. We then wound down the night with several games of bowling, which it turns out I am equally bad at in virtual reality. One of the parts of the game was a fitness test. It runs you through all the games and has you do a series of tests to determine your "fitness age" (I believe it was). After completing the series of tests, my fitness age was determined to be 48. At the bottom of the screen the Wii said, "Well done!" Apparently, the Wii thinks I am a senior citizen. Also, am I the only one who thinks the Wii boxing opponent looks like Jesus from Southpark?

The song of the day is "Turning Japanese" by the Vapors off their 1980 debut album New Clear Days. It's amazing how catchy this song still is (I heard it on JACK-FM yesterday and was instantly singing along). Sadly, if this song were released today, I'm sure a multitude of Asian advocacy groups would be all up in arms over the subject of the song. Luckily, it was released at a time when it was a-ok to be politically incorrect. Man, I miss the 80s.


Blogger Kings Fan said...

I want to come over and try out your Wii? That could almost sound dirty.

Also didn't want another day to go by without someone posting a comment.

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boxing kills me. I wear sweats and usually box for about half an hour. Wait till you do dance revolution! It has hand and feet moves. Did you only box against one guy? Did you make your mii? It is pretty crazy. I guess they are coming out with a fitness mat.
PS I want to get fifa soccer, do they make hockey? Tiger woods golf is available and you can get a golf club! Google wii injuries--

11:48 AM  
Blogger LA said...

That totally looks like South Park's Jesus!

The Wii culture is completely foreign to me, but it sounds like you are certainly enjoying your new toy!

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW-- Do you know what that song is about? Think She-Bop.

3:13 PM  

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